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How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone X/8/7/7 Plus/6 without Using iTunes

October 17, 2017 12:11 am / Updated by Jerry Cook to iTunes Alternatives
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New iPhone X/8 is established, for users who want to get a new iPhone or buy a cheaper iPhone 7/7 Plus/6, there is an important thing for they to do after get their new iPhone - transfer contacts from old iPhone to new iPhone. Call function is the most basic and significant function of a phone, thus keep contacts in your current iPhone can be important, here we list the best 2 ways for you to transfer your contacts from iPhone to iPhone.

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Part 1: Best Way to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes
Part 2: Transfer Contacts to New iPhone X/8/7/7 Plus/6 by iCloud

Part 1: Best Way to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes

All the users will want to take the most safe method to get their data transferred, to make it, we suggest you have a try by using Tenorshare iCareFone, a professional iOS manager which can help to manage 9 kinds of iOS data and files without any data loss. Among these 9 categories, we can find contacts, music, videos, photos, apps, bookmarks, notes, calendars, iBooks, and now let's see how to through Tenorshare iCareFone to copy contacts from old iPhone to new iPhone X/8/7/7 Plus/6, etc.

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Step 1: After download and install Tenorshare iCareFone to your computer, then you are required to connect your old iPhone and select "File Manage" from the home interface.

Step 2: Choose "Contacts" under "File Manage" and the program will automatically detect the contacts in your old iPhone and display in the list.

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Step 3: Check all the contacts you want to copy and click "Export" on the top menu bar. There are several export options, we recommend you to save as .cdata which can be imported directly to new iPhone.

export contacts as file

Step 4: Insert the old iPhone and connect your new iPhone X/8/7/7 Plus/6 with Tenorshare iCareFone, go to "Contacts" as you have done before. Choose "Import" which you can find at the top menu bar. And select the contacts backup file that you've already saved to your computer.

Step 5: The transferring may take you seconds; after it has been done you can find all the contacts has successfully copied from your old iPhone.

Part 2: Transfer Contacts to New iPhone X/8/7/7 Plus/6 by iCloud

If you don't have a computer in hand, maybe you can also have a try by using iCloud to sync contacts to your new iPhone, just follow the steps.

Step 1: Allow contacts function use iCloud in your old iPhone.
For iOS 9: go to, Settings >> iCloud >> Contacts, turn it on if it is closed.
For iOS 10 or later: go to, Settings >> User's Apple ID >> iCloud >> Contacts, turn it on if it is closed.

Step 2: After you iCloud has upload your contacts information, you then can operate on your new iPhone. Go to Settings >> User's Apple ID >> iCloud >> Contacts, turn it on and a notice will ask " What would you like to do with existing local contacts on your iPhone ", you are required to tap "Merge".

merge contacts by icloud

Step 4: After a while you will be able to view contacts in your new iPhone X/8/7/7 Plus/6.

That's all about how to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes, by using the first solution, you can also get other types of files transferred without iTunes. Just have a try!

Free Download For Win 10/8.1/8/7/XP
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Free Download For macOS 10.14 and below
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